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Digital Projection’s brightest projector series now fully Warp & Blend, 3D capable

Atlanta, GA (InfoComm 2012) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a major electronics update to their entire LIGHTNING series. The newly-named LIGHTNING Pro Series 3D platform enlists DPI’s latest NextGen electronics platform, delivering advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, 3G-SDI input compatibility, high frame rate 3D functionality as a standard feature in all LIGHTNING displays, and a host of additional more

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New high-brightness, high-value E-Vision series projectors with Warp, Blend & lens memory revealed

Atlanta, GA (InfoComm 2012) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a bold expansion of their E-Vision series–the newest platform in DPI’s high-brightness, high-value projection line. DPI’s new E-Vision 1080p-8000 and E-Vision WUXGA 8000 introduce advanced display features such as integrated image Warp & Blend, Lens Memory and advanced resolution options to the E-Vision series. Additionally, the new models deliver more

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Digital Projection reveals new 12,000 lumen TITAN projectors with Warp & Blend, 3D capability

Atlanta, GA (InfoComm 2012) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announces a major expansion of their flagship TITAN projector line with the new, 12,000 lumen TITAN 800-3D series. Incredibly compact for its lumen performance, the TITAN 800 platform incorporates DPI’s advanced image Warp and Blend capabilities, available 3D capability and a host of professional features to suit almost any commercial more

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Digital Projection Inc. announces Ken Eagle as Consultant Resource Manager

Atlanta, GA (4-5-2012) – Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, is pleased to announce that Ken Eagle will, as of today, assume the duties of Consultant Resource Manger. Eagle will be the primary contact for projection-related product and education resources for the consultant market in North America.

In his new position, Eagle will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective contacts and relationships with industry consultants, as well as managing a library of information and tools relating to DPI’s products. Additionally, Eagle will maintain his current responsibilities as Education and Training Manger for North America, serving both the Home Cinema and Commercial A/V industries. “Expanding the resources we offer industry consultants has been a priority at Digital Projection for some time,” commented Mike Levi, President of Digital Projection Inc. Levi continued, “In his role as Education and Training Manager, Ken has brought a depth of product and application knowledge to a wide segment of our customers, partners and consultant community. Given our commitment to further enhancing our consultant services and resources, it was only natural to look to Ken to lead that initiative. He is an exceptional communicator, a detailed educator, and holds a tremendous understanding of DPI’s product line.”

Eagle began his career with DPI in 2008, serving as the Midwest Regional Market Development Manager for nearly three years before taking over as DPI’s Education and Training Manager. “I am thrilled to be part of the DPI team,” remarked Eagle. “I have spent the majority of my career in the A/V industry and I am excited to continue to play an integral role by providing ‘best in class’ projection solution resources to DPI’s current and future customers.” In his expanded role as Consultant Resource Manager, Eagle will create and organize product and application resources, aimed at assisting consultants in their selection of the most suitable DPI products for their applications. Planned resources include the creation and roll out of a new DPI Consultant Portal, Projection Application Toolbox, application and capability-specific white papers and technical drawings, emerging technologies roadmap, and consultant events including education, certification and networking.

Eagle’s expanded role as Consultant Resource Manager is effective immediately. He can be reached at keagle@digitalprojection.com or 770-420-1350.

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projections International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.
Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770) 420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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IDSI demonstrates high-resolution Immersive Desktop at I/ITSEC conference

Atlanta, GA (4-10-2012) – Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI) recently demonstrated their Immersive Desktop solution at I/ITSEC, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida. Previously shown at the 2011 Defense GameTech Users’ Conference, the Immersive Desktop is the culmination of over three years of detailed research and development. This advanced desktop-sized display system delivers a custom reconfigurable, curved screen display solution, intended for small footprint, single-user, immersive applications. Immersing its end-users in a 160 degree wraparound spherical screen, the desktop solution delivers interactive computer-served content to a single user sitting within a rear projected dome segment. Over 20,000 registrants, including registrants from over 56 countries, registered to attend this year’s I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference.

IDSI demonstrated their highly regarded Immersive Desktop solution, a high-resolution rear-projected display system with an automated alignment system that relied on three of Digital Projection’s M-Vision Cine LED projectors to deliver stunning saturated images to the screen. Software content included a PC version of Battlefield Bad Company 2 as well as Lockheed Martin’s PREPAR3D flight simulator. Featured content also included a Microsoft X-Box gaming console connected thru a video capture card on the PC running Call of Duty Black Ops, as well as a Blu-ray player running HD movie content across the ultra-wide multi-projector display.

The Immersive Desktop consists of a rear-projected free-standing spherical surface providing a 30” radius, a 160-degree horizontal sweep of curvature and a 60-degree vertical sweep of curvature split evenly (+30°/-30°) above and below the screen equator. The display can be coupled with up to six projectors offering a range of resolution from 2800 x 1000 (2.8 million pixels, 3.3 arc-minutes per pixel) up to 5000 x 1900 (9.5 million pixels, 1.9 arc-minutes per pixel). Per George Forbes, president and founder of Immersive Display Solutions, the Immersive Desktop “leverages multiple projectors for ultra high resolution, crisp imagery.” The operational footprint of the display varies by the number and layout of projectors and specific customer requirements. Custom configurations with fold mirrors are also available in order to reduce the physical footprint that can be as small as 5’ x 6’.

Regardless of the configuration, the Immersive Desktop is a unique environment that places end-users directly into the center of the action. Augmenting the end-user experience is the overall flexibility of the system, allowing for different projector configurations depending on the resolution and operational footprint required. DP’s M-Vision Cine LED projectors represent an optimal projector choice for the Immersive Desktop due to their unparalleled efficiency, vast color range capabilities and incredibly low lifetime cost of ownership. Bundled software includes a fully-integrated auto calibration solution for the warping and edge-blending of multi-channel content into a single unified ultra-high resolution display.

In regards to bringing the Immersive Desktop to market, Forbes remarked, “After more than three years of research and development regarding screen materials and screen shapes, the Immersive Desktop solution is now available to satisfy the market requirements for a multi-channel rear-projection desktop display with a wide range of configuration flexibility.” Interested parties can view a video demonstration of the Immersive Desktop in action by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nYiFdulGj8.

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About Immersive Display Solutions (IDSI)
IDSI designs and integrates affordable cylindrical and spherical projected display solutions for visualization, simulation and training. Utilizing best of breed technology from our broad base of technology partnerships, our display solutions are the ideal environments for the simulation of highly immersive experiences including flight, driving, ground combat, situational awareness, or any operations that benefit from either a panoramic or completely immersive presentation. IDSI offers components as well as complete solutions for either permanent or deployable installations with single or multi-channel display solutions grounded in our clients’ unique clients’ unique requirements.

About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular delivers impact with immersive architectural mapping

“This project takes architectural projection, the newest application combination of high power projection and warp and blend media servers, and applies it to the live stage and theater environment, directly adding to the excitement of this 79 year holiday production.”
- Blair Parkin, managing director, Visual Acuity

Atlanta, GA (4-9-2012) – Immersive architectural mapping took top billing at this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Seen by more than 1 million spectators each year, the Christmas Spectacular is an anxiously anticipated yearly dedication to the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Tasked with continually surpassing the previous year’s production, MSG Entertainment brought together a select group of precision audio/video manufacturers and service providers to help deliver on that goal. Central to this year’s production were 11 Digital Projection International (DPI) LIGHTNING 45-WUXGA, 3-chip DLP projectors, each delivering 30,000 lumens, enlisted to illuminate the historic theater’s ceiling and proscenium arch with awe-inspiring imagery.

Incorporating custom 3D imagery, a video-game style action narrative and animated scenic imagery that envelopes the stage, the 2011 Christmas Spectacular surpassed all existing standards for this annual event. Larry Sedwick, senior vice president production, MSG Entertainment, explained, “As one of the leading companies in live entertainment, we are focused on delivering our Christmas Spectacular to audiences with content that has never been presented before in a theatrical setting and utilizing advanced technology features available in today’s market, while still honoring those traditions steeped in our show.” Sedwick continued, “So, in our recent production, we used large scale digital projection and gave audiences the feeling of being immersed in an array of image, sound, lighting, theatrical, and pyrotechnic effects as each scene transforms to the next.”

New York-based batwin + robin productions created the projected animations that playfully enveloped audiences in more than 180 feet of bright, colorful visuals. At times, such as when a train traveled around and above the stage, animation traversed the arches as a visual feature. In other instances, DPI’s LIGHTNING projectors displayed accent imagery, supplying a visual wallpaper of sorts in order to complement the on-stage theme. Due to the varying depths within the existing proscenium arch, overcoming any shaded areas within the arch with incredibly bright imagery was critical. The digital content displayed on the arch, as well as the image blending, was managed by 7thSense Design Delta media servers. Visual Acuity, an independent media and design consultancy, advised on the key technological aspects of the application by supplying expertise in the overall projection, custom content and edge blending implementation.

In order to uniformly project across the entire 180 foot plain, placement and alignment of the projectors was a key venue consideration. The bulk of the projected imagery emanated from two sets of four LIGHTNING 45-WUXGA projectors, with each set mounted onto choral risers flanking the main seating. Two LIGHTNING projectors, both using a custom mirror-bounce system to create portrait images, were installed in the projection booth. A final LIGHTNING projector was installed in the booth in order to project straight landscape format images across the top of the arch. Each LIGHTNING was installed with mounting frames, courtesy of RP Visual Solutions.

Filling such a massive, curved surface area with impressive imagery was no easy feat, and the projector requirements were significant. “The ability to rotate the DPI projectors 360 degrees, pointing straight up, straight down and anywhere in between was a key consideration in the final projector selection,” noted Sedwick. As most of the proscenium imagery was custom- mapped to a massive arch, the ability to tilt and rotate the LIGHTNING projectors was critical when creating the illusion of the arch being one cohesive image. Other important projector considerations include the lower noise level produced by the LIGHTNING displays, as the projectors were installed close to the audience. Proximity to the audience provided the LIGHTNING an additional opportunity to impress by consuming less power, and as such expelling less heat, than other projector alternatives.

Uptime is critical for live events such as the Christmas Spectacular, and the ease of the LIGHTNING projector’s lamp replacement in comparison to competing options was a major consideration. Lamp replacement takes a technician less than five minutes, can be carried out live during the performance, and does not need the isolation and time-consuming cooling processes required by other projector options. Blair Parkin, managing director with Visual Acuity, remarked, “DPI’s LIGHTNING projectors were selected for a combination of brightness, capability and image quality.” Parkin continued, “The projector, being single bodied with integrated lamp and change module meant that it was the best suited product for this application to mount inside the historical venue.” A final vital detail was the extensive support provided by DPI, which included numerous visits pre-and post installation by on-site technicians, additional visits by DPI’s northeast regional manager and a specialized training program at DPI’s Atlanta headquarters specifically designed for the venue’s in-house technicians.

When asked whether the very visible role that DPI’s projectors played in the 2011 Christmas Spectacular was a personal highlight, Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection Inc., commented, “Everyone at DPI is honored that our products contributed to the success of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Our LIGHTNING projectors represent the absolute pinnacle of large screen display technology, so it is thrilling to see these products employed in a venue which likewise, is world renown as the pinnacle of all performance theaters.”

DPI would like to thank everyone involved with this marvel of live entertainment, including Blair Parkin, Larry Sedwick, Linda Haberman, the in-house MSG technical team, and the many creative service and product suppliers that made this year’s Christmas Spectacular truly special.

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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.
For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Regal 1940’s-era movie palace reinvented as leading edge live events venue through major audiovisual upgrade

“To reopen the Joy successfully, flexibility and advanced technology had to be key components. Digital Projection’s TITAN Quad projectors open the doors to film festivals, corporate presentations, private parties and so much more.”
-Sandie McNamara, director of marketing, Joy Theater

Atlanta, GA (3-20-2012) – Originally established in 1947 with the distinction of being the first movie palace to be constructed in New Orleans following the Depression era’s period of economic decline, the Joy Theater is one of the few remaining examples of a post-war movie palace. Recently, the Joy’s historical pedigree was given a future-focused boost in the form of a comprehensive facilities update that included bold upgrades to the theater’s audiovisual capabilities. Under the guidance of PSX Audiovisual Technologies, the Joy Theater now contains cutting-edge entertainment components that set it above and beyond other venues in the region.

The Joy Theater’s newest incarnation contains a compelling juxtaposition of past and future. Insistent on choosing only leading edge audio and video solutions, the Joy Theater’s owners approached the update with a very future-focused perspective. Visitors to the Joy will immediately notice the commitment to preserving the architectural flourishes found in such a historic venue. However, the incredible imaging and audio experiences delivered within the theater immediately remind visitors that they are in an exceedingly capable venue. This respect for the past, tempered with a commitment to delivering a very advanced audiovisual experience, makes the Joy Theater all the more compelling.

As the Joy’s heritage was built on showcasing Hollywood’s golden era in grand scale, dazzling imagery was always an integral piece of the update. An expansive 32’6” W x 22’6” D x 4’ H stage area presented the opportunity to employ multiple screens, as opposed to a single image. After significant research and an on-site demonstration, three of Digital Projection International’s newly launched TITAN Quad 1080p-3D projectors were selected to drive the imagery for all three screens. The three Draper screens include one center 27’ diagonal screen bookended by two 13.5’ surfaces. Accenting the imagery is an assortment of JBL Cinema Series and Vertec audio equipment. A Crestron Digital Media system handles all aspects of video transport and control for the venue.

The TITAN Quad projection systems provided solutions to specific venue concerns. Namely, the projectors needed to be extremely bright, yet run quietly with minimal heat output as they had to be installed in an open area, directly above the audience. Delivering 16,000 lumens of remarkable image brightness, DPI’s TITAN Quad projectors are exceedingly efficient for such powerful displays. Their innovative four-lamp illumination system produces less heat, and as a result, the system employs smaller fans, thus generating far less fan noise than previously possible.

Additionally, the four lamp system allows the projectors to produce compelling imagery at all times, even in the unlikely case where a lamp expires during the middle of a production. This redundancy is essential in live performances where it is not practical to take a projector off-line for lamp swaps or maintenance. Ed Vigueira, systems engineer for PSX, highlighted this valuable detail, commenting, “The Quad’s multiple lamp system ensures that, even if you happen to lose a lamp, the show goes on.”

Because of the system updates, the Joy Theater has now been transformed from a movie theater to a fully equipped live venue. “When the theater was built in 1947, movies were the big game in entertainment,” commented Sandie McNamara, director of marketing for the Joy Theater. “As part of the planning process, consumer wants and needs were taken into account.” McNamara continued, “Entertainment today means so many things — live music, comedy, movies, presentations, dinner — there is a tremendous amount of competition.” Today, the Joy is primarily using the projectors to display IMAG events and Scala-managed digital signage content. But this is only the beginning of their plans, as, per Ed Vigueira of PSX, “DPI’s Quads allow the Joy Theater to pursue live simulcast events, film festivals, traveling exhibits and a world of other future growth opportunities.”

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Menlo Park multi-campus house of worship celebrates impressive systems upgrade

Atlanta, GA (3-14-2012) – Paul Wonsek Associates (PWA) of Marietta, GA, and Michael Garrison Associates (MGA) of Fresno, CA, recently implemented an impressive $2 million renovation of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. This ambitious project included upgrades to the existing acoustics, audio and video systems in addition to other building systems upgrades. Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s “home campus” attracts a diverse group of people to multiple weekend services held in two separate venues. More than 3,000 people attend services over four sites on a weekend.

With their home campus in Menlo Park, California, the Menlo Park Presbyterian network delivers 11 services each weekend from multiple locations. The main weekly programs take place at the Menlo Park headquarters, and are then broadcast live to their satellite locations in San Mateo, the Bay Area and Mountain View. Worship services hosted in the Menlo Park sanctuary include both traditional and informal services, where a live worship band and video messaging enlist the newly upgraded projection and audio equipment.

Three retractable projection screens were installed in the 1,100 capacity main sanctuary: one 9.0′x 16.0′Stewart Filmscreen with Ultramatte 130 and two 7.2′x 12.8′ Stewart Filmscreen with Ultramatte 130. With a long throw distance plus ambient light to contend with, three 10,000 lumen Digital Projection TITAN 1080p-700 projectors were chosen to deliver the imagery to each screen.

For Durst and MGA, the project was a resounding success. Said Garrison, “We went from working with a church concerned that their budget might limit what the systems could accomplish to people thrilled with the finished product.”

Many thanks to Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Michael Garrison Associates and everyone else involved that selected DP’s precision displays for this commanding installation.

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Vancouver Canucks use projected imagery to create unprecedented fan experience

Atlanta, GA (3-14-2012) – Established in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks now call the 475,000 square foot Rogers Arena home. Already well-respected as the official ice hockey venue during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Canucks brand and creative team wanted to set a new, and largely unchartered, direction for the venue. Led by creative director Mark Raham, the Canucks contacted Epic Production Technologies to discuss large-scale imagery solutions for the venue. Given the numerous installation details to consider, as well as the large surface area that needed to be illuminated, Larry Darling, VP of Sales for Epic Production Technologies, suggested Digital Projection International’s (DPI) high-brightness projectors.

After initially selecting lower lumen displays, four 30,000 lumen LIGHTNING 45 sx+ displays were eventually chosen. The Canucks couldn’t be more pleased, as Raham remarked, “We’re so glad we went with the higher lumen displays because they have so much visual punch. We’re discovering new ways to use them every time we work with them.” The LIGHTNING displays are used in conjunction with Hippotizer servers and a Datapath X4 processor to project a blended and mapped 200′ x 80′ image on the ice. To add dimension and scale, the ice projections are complemented by four hanging scrims, reaching four storeys in height, creating a vertical projection surface above each corner of the ice surface.

In order for the projected imagery to fit within the frame of the rink, the projectors needed to be installed above the ice, as close to each center half of the ice as possible. This presented a challenge, however, as the LIGHTNING displays also had to be installed low enough to shoot under a massive clock. Furthermore, the projectors had to dodge lighting trusses, banners and other suspended accessories. It was decided that the LIGHTNING displays would be installed 90′ above the ice, enlisting the integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments found in DPI’s RapidRig rigging frames. The expanded lens shift capabilities inherent in the LIGHTNING platform continue to aid the team in precisely mapping their graphics to the ice surface.

With such powerful displays in their creative arsenal, the Canucks production team are regularly discovering new ways to, as Raham describes, “make the venue itself an all-encompassing, immersive experience.” To date, attendees will experience an approximately 10-12 minute custom-created pre-game ceremony, including imagery shown during national anthems. Additionally, at key moments in the game when action on the ice has paused, the displays reveal imagery mapped to specific surface details on the ice, such as boundary lines and logos. A massive light show occurs at the end of each intermission, enlisting the projectors to elevate the intensity level of the crowd with rock-concert styled effects. A final application includes the three stars presentation at the end of the game, with custom graphics accentuating the awards ceremony.

Darling and Raham are both elated with the impact the projectors have already made. According to Darling, “The upgraded fan experience really stood out during last year’s playoffs. TV broadcasters started to show the venue as soon as they possibly could so that they could show off the imagery.” Raham agrees, stating, “Our initial goal was to take the Canucks fan experience to the next level by making the venue come alive. Our fans expect and deserve to have an amazing experience every time they walk in the arena. We’ve had a great response so far and we can’t wait to unveil our next ideas.”

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projection International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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Digital Projection’s TITAN Quad Illuminates Regional Porsche 911 Launch

Atlanta, GA (3-8-2012) – Porsche fans are some of the most exuberant auto enthusiasts in the world. With this is mind, how do you launch a new Porsche model in a way that lives up to the expectations of the enthusiast community? An Atlanta-based Porsche dealership and Audio Automation & Theater, Inc. (AAT), an Atlanta-based luxury AV integrator, unveiled the solution. Using Digital Projection International’s (DPI) incredibly powerful TITAN Quad projector, 16,000 lumens of Porsche as Art imagery transformed the dealership’s front façade into a stunning visual display.

For over 11 years, AAT has specialized in state of the art home entertainment. However, through their multi-faceted team and fervent love of the Porsche brand, AAT has taken on the audio and video duties for numerous Porsche product launches over the years. Recently, the launch of the newest Porsche 911 (known within Porsche as the 991) allowed AAT the opportunity to project a 572″ x 270″ spectacle onto the front of dealership as a welcoming beacon to the launch attendees. The 633″ diagonal image included custom content created by the Porsche creative team, including test track footage of the new 991 in action, stock imagery and more.

Serving as both the first and last impression made on the attendees, Kevin Collins, owner of AAT, knew that the imagery had to blow viewers away. This was a difficult proposition, however, as the projected image would have to contend with a large amount of direct and ambient exterior lighting. Furthermore, the projector would need to be rugged enough to withstand an outdoor installation with little protection from the elements. Collins had worked previously with the TITAN line, and settled deploying a single TITAN Quad for the event, due to its brightness, image quality and rugged design.

According to Collins, “The content looked amazing. Fall and winter launches are our favorites, as it gets dark so early. As the sun began to set, attendees became more and more engaged by the content. At sun down, the imagery became a beacon to passersby and attendees alike, serving as the perfect complement to the gorgeous new 911 on display.”

Numerous inquiries from those in attendance hinted that there could be similar events to come, which couldn’t make Collins and his team any happier. “This sort of event is a perfect example as to why my firm only uses DPI projectors,” noted Collins. He continued, “They offer a diverse product line, and I know that regardless of the display that I choose, I will always get the best image quality possible.”

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About Digital Projection International

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (Digital Projection) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection International introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.

Digital Projections International’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Digital Projection remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award.

Today, Digital Projection International manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP® projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.

For further information, please visit www.digitalprojection.com or contact:

Press Enquiries
Michael Bridwell, Director of Marketing
Digital Projection Inc.
T: (770)-420-1350
E: mbridwell@digitalprojection.com

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